El's Kitchen

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#23017 Feb 15, 2013
TGIF ... Have a great day everyone! FC <3 ...

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#23019 Feb 15, 2013
Regarding the 'BLADE RUNNER'/Pistorus case
which is very sad indeed, and I think it's
very early days in the full story,

still, I cannot deny having had a smile or two
at the puns on the TV news which went quite unnoticed
by news presenters who should know better>

Two examples >

'His story simply doesn't stand up'

'That was contradicted later,
it looks like they got him
on the back foot'

Anxiously awaiting the next "P.. one"!!!(:

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bristol, UK

#23020 Feb 15, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I take it you were no fan of Mr Blair? Thanks for the chuckle!
Find me anyone in this country who is! He sold everyone down the river.

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#23021 Feb 15, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Regarding the 'BLADE RUNNER'/Pistorus case
which is very sad indeed, and I think it's
very early days in the full story,
still, I cannot deny having had a smile or two
at the puns on the TV news which went quite unnoticed
by news presenters who should know better>
Two examples >
'His story simply doesn't stand up'
'That was contradicted later,
it looks like they got him
on the back foot'
Anxiously awaiting the next "P.. one"!!!(:
His case just doesn't have a leg to stand on :)

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#23023 Feb 15, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Find me anyone in this country who is! He sold everyone down the river.
Margaret was pretty straight wasn't she?

“Living With A Grateful Heart”

Since: Jan 13

Counting Little Blessings

#23024 Feb 15, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
'Morning Dear Rose,
I have another one from Mother Nature this morning...there are
buds on the Clematis that I had almost written off. Actually
it is a plant which I bought at a discounted price from a store
who had given up on it, probably as it had not been watered while
it was waiting for a buyer on the shelf in the store....grieves me to see that, anyway, I nurtured it over the Summer months but no
sign of life, then yesterday, St. Valentine's Day, new shoots, and today I see buds. Happy with that.
Valentine's Day is considered to be purely commercial by my beloved...lol...if you ask me it is a cop out...I shamed him by buying him a small gift anyway! LOL!
He has, however, kindly taken our cat Ginger Bailey for his surgery today and I shall collect him late this afternoon.
I hope you have another beautiful day, and it stays that way for you.
Love-&-Hugs...
Hi Lady Eleanor...
Good for you letting that man of yours know that it is the thought that counts not the dollar value of a gift... and good for him taking Ginger Bailey to the vet for you.. I do hope that everything went well with his surgery..
I made my Pack of wild dogs mad at me last night because I gave them all a worm treatment... I had to practically sit on Miss Josie Wails... but I got the meds down her and I don't have to worry anymore on her behalf.. I decided to treat them all when I saw one of those nasty round worms in Mr. Mips droppings..
It's so easy for them to get infected due to the feral cats that roam all over the neighborhood... and even though Mip was the only one they have shown up in, I figure it's best to treat them all.. Better to be safe than sorry...
I do hope that your day was a really good one and I hope that your night has been peaceful and that all of your dreams were sweet...
Sending you all of my best wishes...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

“Living With A Grateful Heart”

Since: Jan 13

Counting Little Blessings

#23025 Feb 15, 2013
Hey Denny...
Did ya ever find Your Horse???hahahahahahaha
;o)
Feel free to send some of that warm weather my way OK...
Sending you all of my best wishes...
@}-'--,---

“Living With A Grateful Heart”

Since: Jan 13

Counting Little Blessings

#23026 Feb 15, 2013
Greetings and Good Wishes to all the Good Folks Who Visit El's Kitchen...
@}-'--,---

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

Bristol, UK

#23027 Feb 15, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Margaret was pretty straight wasn't she?
Not a great fan of hers for several reasons:

1. She allowed the Argies to believe that we weren't interested in the Falklands. Then, when they made the desperate move to try and grab them (1982), she went to war. People forget that before that war, she was very unpopular: it was the war that got her re-elected. I was serving at the time and people I knew died in that war, a war that could have been avoided by stronger policy earlier.

2. Whilst she took on the unions, which did need tackling, she also destroyed the manufacturing base within this country. We are now an economy largely reliant on the service industry, yet our greatness was built on being a manufacturing country. The problem is that the service industry can move much more readily abroad.

3. She fostered the idea that "you're worth what you earn", which immediately devalued the standing of workers such as teachers and nurses who have never been well-paid, but used to have some status in the community.

4. By the end, she had lost the plot politically - which is why the mandarins in the party ousted her as leader. The Community Charge (Poll Tax) was a very misguided policy that led to riots and civil disobedience. In the end, the Conservatives realised that she had become a liability.

Obviously, this is just my view, there are many in the UK that eulogise the Thatcher years.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#23028 Feb 16, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. The weekend is almost here :)
G'Morning Denny....that was the week that was..TG it's weekend.
Nice dry crisp day here, it's looking a lot like Spring.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#23029 Feb 16, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
After finding Richard 111 in a Leicester car park they are now digging up a field in Essex rumoured to contain several King Edwards..
ha ha ha ha....now that is funny!'Morning Krypt. Any Rugby
this weekend? Great game the other night between Man U and
Real Madrid...looking forward to the second leg.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#23030 Feb 16, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I take it you were no fan of Mr Blair? Thanks for the chuckle!
A little matter of bankrupting our country tended to put me
right off the man!

That...and the four mansions in London he and his family own.

'Morning Quincy...:)

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#23031 Feb 16, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Regarding the 'BLADE RUNNER'/Pistorus case
which is very sad indeed, and I think it's
very early days in the full story,
still, I cannot deny having had a smile or two
at the puns on the TV news which went quite unnoticed
by news presenters who should know better>
Two examples >
'His story simply doesn't stand up'
'That was contradicted later,
it looks like they got him
on the back foot'
Anxiously awaiting the next "P.. one"!!!(:
Looks like he has shot himself in the foot....

Feel dreadfull sorry for all concerned naturally enough.

'Morning Grace....lovely morning.
Krypteia

Brighton, UK

#23032 Feb 16, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
ha ha ha ha....now that is funny!'Morning Krypt. Any Rugby
this weekend? Great game the other night between Man U and
Real Madrid...looking forward to the second leg.
Hello El,just the normal rugby over the weekend,the nations start again next week,we are playing the Frogs next at Twickenham,very much looking forward to it..

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#23033 Feb 16, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a great fan of hers for several reasons:
1. She allowed the Argies to believe that we weren't interested in the Falklands. Then, when they made the desperate move to try and grab them (1982), she went to war. People forget that before that war, she was very unpopular: it was the war that got her re-elected. I was serving at the time and people I knew died in that war, a war that could have been avoided by stronger policy earlier.
2. Whilst she took on the unions, which did need tackling, she also destroyed the manufacturing base within this country. We are now an economy largely reliant on the service industry, yet our greatness was built on being a manufacturing country. The problem is that the service industry can move much more readily abroad.
3. She fostered the idea that "you're worth what you earn", which immediately devalued the standing of workers such as teachers and nurses who have never been well-paid, but used to have some status in the community.
4. By the end, she had lost the plot politically - which is why the mandarins in the party ousted her as leader. The Community Charge (Poll Tax) was a very misguided policy that led to riots and civil disobedience. In the end, the Conservatives realised that she had become a liability.
Obviously, this is just my view, there are many in the UK that eulogise the Thatcher years.
In total agreement with you Tony. Also, I learnt something
in what you say about the Falklands...

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#23034 Feb 16, 2013
See yous later....quick dash to the Vets.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#23036 Feb 16, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Not a great fan of hers for several reasons:

1. She allowed the Argies to believe that we weren't interested in the Falklands. Then, when they made the desperate move to try and grab them (1982), she went to war. People forget that before that war, she was very unpopular: it was the war that got her re-elected. I was serving at the time and people I knew died in that war, a war that could have been avoided by stronger policy earlier.

2. Whilst she took on the unions, which did need tackling, she also destroyed the manufacturing base within this country. We are now an economy largely reliant on the service industry, yet our greatness was built on being a manufacturing country. The problem is that the service industry can move much more readily abroad.

3. She fostered the idea that "you're worth what you earn", which immediately devalued the standing of workers such as teachers and nurses who have never been well-paid, but used to have some status in the community.

4. By the end, she had lost the plot politically - which is why the mandarins in the party ousted her as leader. The Community Charge (Poll Tax) was a very misguided policy that led to riots and civil disobedience. In the end, the Conservatives realised that she had become a liability.

Obviously, this is just my view, there are many in the UK that eulogise the Thatcher years.
Interesting Tony, and thank you for your comment. It's enough to try to comprehend what US politicians do, to hear from the governed of other countries is always welcome. Example: your opinions of Obama and Hilary may be vastly different from my own.

As for your points:

1. Oh I recall that Falklands, and Afghanistan the first time. Americans tend to forget we supported Bin Laden there......look where that got us.

2. The same can be said for US policies and NAFTA. Up until about the '70s, early '80s maybe, we were a manufacturing driven economy. Sadly, no more. And all it's gotten us is mass produced cheap crap from China. Americans will no longer buy American because its too expensive.

3. She must have been a 'card carrying member, of the Republican Party here in the US.

4. Some form of tax is truly necessary. I will admit that. There is so much misuse in our governments though that it puts a bad taste in one's mouth. The Poll Tax you speak of, was there a legitimate need? Were people protesting just to protest? Certain taxes here are reasonable to me, others not so much.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#23037 Feb 16, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>A little matter of bankrupting our country tended to put me
right off the man!

That...and the four mansions in London he and his family own.

'Morning Quincy...:)
Can you say George Bush? Pick one. Denny blames Obama for the mess we are in and while I'm no "O" fan, much of it was handed to him by Bush Jr. It's just getting too big to fix.

Have a lovely weekend El. Hope the family reunion of sorts went well and peaceful.
Krypteia

Brighton, UK

#23038 Feb 16, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting Tony, and thank you for your comment. It's enough to try to comprehend what US politicians do, to hear from the governed of other countries is always welcome. Example: your opinions of Obama and Hilary may be vastly different from my own.
As for your points:
1. Oh I recall that Falklands, and Afghanistan the first time. Americans tend to forget we supported Bin Laden there......look where that got us.
2. The same can be said for US policies and NAFTA. Up until about the '70s, early '80s maybe, we were a manufacturing driven economy. Sadly, no more. And all it's gotten us is mass produced cheap crap from China. Americans will no longer buy American because its too expensive.
3. She must have been a 'card carrying member, of the Republican Party here in the US.
4. Some form of tax is truly necessary. I will admit that. There is so much misuse in our governments though that it puts a bad taste in one's mouth. The Poll Tax you speak of, was there a legitimate need? Were people protesting just to protest? Certain taxes here are reasonable to me, others not so much.
I actually admired her,her strength and determination and pure shear will put her heads above the creatures we have now festering in Westminster.I didn't agree with some policies and in the end I think she lost it mentally.
Tony's right about the poll tax but actually if done properly was a fair tax as everyone contributed,but it wasn't an individual tax in the end as you were liable for your spouse and other bit and bobs in it wasn't right.As for the likes of Blair and that thing he's married to,I just hope what go's round comes round.As for parliament now,I detest all politicians and couldn't careless if another Guy Fawlks came along,the only thing in my opinion this country has got to look up to is her most Britanic Majesty.

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#23039 Feb 16, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
In total agreement with you Tony. Also, I learnt something
in what you say about the Falklands...
Maggie was a hero over here. Not many of them around :) Have a great weekend El

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